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Crossrail Act 2008 and Crossrail Bill supporting documents

Crossrail Act 2008 and Crossrail Bill supporting documents

The Crossrail Act giving permission for the railway to be built, operated and maintained received Royal Assent in July 2008.

The Crossrail Hybrid Bill was introduced to Parliament in February 2005 and like all legislation was fully considered by both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The Bill contained a description of the works to be undertaken, where they were to be carried out, and identified the land needed temporarily or permanently.

The Crossrail Bill was a so called hybrid bill which traditionally is used by the Government on behalf of railway companies and transport agencies to obtain authorisation for major projects deemed to be in the national interest, but which would also affect a large number of private interests. Such bills have been used periodically for rail and other major projects such as the Channel Tunnel, the Channel Tunnel Rail Link and the Dartford Tunnel.

The Parliamentary process adopted gave individuals and bodies, such as businesses or local authorities an opportunity to oppose the Crossrail Hybrid Bill or to seek its amendment before a Select Committee in either or both the House of Commons and House of Lords. This process also enabled detailed scrutiny of any amendments proposed to be made to the Bill.

The Bill was enacted on 22nd July 2008 when it completed all the Parliamentary stages and received Royal Assent to become The Crossrail Act (2008).

Transcripts and reports from the House of Commons and House of Lords Select Committees are available through these links:

Crossrail Bill Documents

The Crossrail Bill became an Act of Parliament in July 2008. The parliamentary process required much documentation, all of which can be found here.  

Use this resource to access detailed information about the Crossrail Bill and the various supporting documents which have been produced.  

Accessing the documentation

The library folders below contain all of the Crossrail Bill documents.  You can also use the Crossrail Bill Documents section of our website to access detailed information about Crossrail, The Environmental Statement (ES) and the Plans and Sections deposited with the Bill.  

Some of these files are large in size and may take some time to download.  If you experience any problems, or you wish to request copies of this information, you can do so via our Helpdesk.  

Call 0345 602 3813, email to helpdesk@crossrail.co.uk, or use the "contact us" forms at the head of this page to submit your request and a member of our Helpdesk will contact you directly.

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A01 Development of the Crossrail Route

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A02 Service Pattern

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A03 Capacity on the Great Western Main Line

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A04 Ventilation and Intervention Shafts

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A05 Abbey Wood to Ebbsfleet

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A06 Selection of Western Termini

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A07 Selection of the North Eastern terminus

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A08 Central Key Plan

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A08 North Eastern Key Plan

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A08 Remote Locations Key Plan

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A08 South Eastern Key Plan

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A08 Update on the Crossrail Project and Guide to the ES

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A08 Western Key Plan

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B01 Disapplication of Legislation

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B02 Limits of Deviation

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B03 Compliance with Undertakings and Assurances

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B04 Acquisition of Land Outside the Limits of Deviation

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B05 Main Provisions of the Planning Regime

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B06 Time Limits

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B07 Bill as Amended in Select Committee in the House of Commons

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B08 Compliance with the EIA Directive and ECHR

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C01 Information for Property Owners

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C02 Operation of the National Compensation Code

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C04 Small Claims Scheme

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C05 Additional Safeguarding

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C06 Recovery of Costs by Property Owners

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C07 Access to Residential and Commercial Property during Construction

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C08 Purchase of Property in Cases of Hardship

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C09 Land Acquisition Policy

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C10 Land Disposal Policy

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C11 Claims for Compensation for Intensification of Use

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D01 Crossrail Construction Code

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D02 Control of Environmental Impacts

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D03 Excavated Material and Waste Management Strategy

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D04 Treatment of Contaminated Land

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D05 Site Reinstatement

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D06 Construction Traffic

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D07 Maintenance of Public Utilities

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D08 Tunnel Construction Methodology

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D09 Noise and Vibration Mitigation Scheme

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D10 Groundborne Noise and Vibration

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D11 24-Hour Working

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D12 Ground Settlement

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D13 Restitution of Open Space

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D14 Worksite Security

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D15 Implementation and Staging

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D16 Use of Local Labour

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D17 Ecological Impacts

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D18 Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas

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D19 Highways and Traffic during Construction - Legislative Provisions

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D20 Traffic Management During Construction

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D21 Access for People with Reduced Mobility During Construction

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D22 Archaeology

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D23 Sprayed Concrete Lining

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D24 Tunnelling Duration and Construction Strategy

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D25 Noise from Fixed Installations

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D26 Surface Railway Noise and Vibration

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E01 Passenger Car Parking

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E02 Cycle Carriage and Cycle Parking

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E03 Retail Space

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E04 Public Safety, Security and Crime Prevention

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E05 Provisions for People with Reduced Mobility

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E06 Freight Operations

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F01 Inclusivity

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F02 Pre-Bill Consultation Process

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F03 Community Relations

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F04 High Level Forum

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F05 Complaints Commissioner

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G02 Heathrow Access and Stockley Flyover

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G03 Hanbury Street

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G04 Tottenham Court Road - 94 Dean Street

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G05 Revised Depot and Stabling Strategy

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G06 London 2012 Olympic Games and Crossrail

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H01 Timetabling and Growth

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H02 Railway Compensation

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H03 Crossrail Access Option

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H04 Railway Powers in the Crossrail Bill

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